Executive AdministrationOfficials Appointed by the Board of Commissioners
Paul Van Haute
Paul Van Haute has served as Putnam County Manager for 5 years. The Board of County Commissioners sets policy for the County and the County Manager executes those policy decisions and leads the County organization by overseeing the administration of County departments. The County Manager also advises the Board on operational and financial matters, services and other issues, and submits an annual operating and capital budget for the Board’s consideration.
The mission of the County Clerk is to provide administrative support for the Board of Commissioners, increase the efficiency of the county government through effective and accurate records management, and to record and carry out official actions of the Board of Commissioners. The County Clerk is the official custodian of records for all actions taken by the Board of Commissioners. Responsibilities include preparing and publishing agendas, preparing minutes and the informational notebooks for the board meetings, distributing the board actions to the constitutional officers and department heads, and maintenance of the records.
County Attorney/General Counsel
In addition to serving as the Attorney for Putnam County, Barry A. Fleming also represents House District 121 in the Georgia General Assembly. He is the founding partner of the law firm of Fleming Nelson, LLP, in Augusta, Georgia. He previously served as a partner for 11 years at the Augusta firm of Fulcher Hagler LLP. In addition to his law practice, he served as Chairman of the Columbia County Board of Commissioners until 2002, when he was first elected to the Georgia House of Representatives.